Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Mainstream media gives Harper a free ride on Hypocrisy

Yesterday, Canada's Prime Minister back peddled, and reneged on yet another one of his famous promises, by appointing 18 Senators to the upper chamber despite his previous and repeated commitment to reform the senate.

Harper has been on record for years regularly trashing the Senate and calling for its massive overhaul including a requirement that senators be elected. Yesterday's move by the P.M. is a complete about face, and raises more questions about the man's credibility.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media completely ignores the contradictions as it gushes over the appointees, most notably fawning over those newly named senators who came out of their own ranks.
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Update: Buried deep on page C-6 of the Tuesday, Regina Leader-Post is an article entitled: Harper slammed over new senators. There is no editorial comment at all about the obvious contradiction of Harper appointing a "Separatist" to the senate. Don't you find that odd, considering the P.M.'s recent attacks on the Liberals and NDP, and his over the top "Separatist-bashing".
"Among the appointees for 18 vacancies are Conservative fundraiser Irving Gerstein, party vice-president Michael MacDonald, CTV broadcaster Mike Duffy, former journalist Pamela Wallin, defeated Conservative MP Fabian Manning, former Olympian Nancy Greene Raine, and former Parti Quebecois politician Michel Rivard."

3 comments:

myworld said...

Why would you want to bite the hand that feeds you?
And if a reporter is careful, look at the plum appointee position that might await them at the end of their reporting careers?
Too bad some people still read the papers and listen to the radio as though they are the actual news.
Investigative journalism - anyone heard of that lately? Or is that part of the dark ages, too?
The nose knows, as it grows.

rgl said...

I have my thoughts as a fellow Saskatchewan resident on the hypocrisy of Harper. I hope that you take the time to read them at:

http://retiredeagle2.wordpress.com/2008/12/23/harper-as-a-liberal-in-disguise/

Thanks for your blog post.

rgl

Larry Hubich said...

Update: Buried deep on page C-6 of the Tuesday, Regina Leader-Post is an article entitled: Harper slammed over new senators. There is no editorial comment at all about the obvious contradiction of Harper appointing a "Separatist" to the senate. Don't you find that odd, considering the P.M.'s recent attacks on the Liberals and NDP, and his over the top "Separatist-bashing".

"Among the appointees for 18 vacancies are Conservative fundraiser Irving Gerstein, party vice-president Michael MacDonald, CTV broadcaster Mike Duffy, former journalist Pamela Wallin, defeated Conservative MP Fabian Manning, former Olympian Nancy Greene Raine, and former Parti Quebecois politician Michel Rivard."